The Stone Roses revolutionised British pop. Our days before them had been dark and dingy. The cool people were too scared to take a pot shot at the mainstream, the underground, it seemed, was fading away, leaving the charts dominated by the vile scum of the eighties' pop brigade.
This book looks back to where the Roses came from, their roots in post-punk youth culture, their innate gang mentality, their mercurial talent and their seizing of the moment in the post acid house fall-out as they took first Manchester and then the UK on a swift, swaggering pop adventure that promised so much and yet ultimately burned out, such was their purity of vision.
It looks at the impact on the lives and tastes of a nation's youth, and at the hundreds of bands that followed in the wake of The Stone Roses, one of the most influential British bands of all times. The band that set the blueprint for British guitar pop in the nineties.